Your Business - How does the moon have
anything to do with it?
I was thinking about my business the other day as I was out for my early morning walk. I noticed something that really started me thinking, how I can free up more of my time each day so I can look after the NEED TO DO ITEMS?
Do you find yourself getting sidetracked easily with the various distractions that come along throughout the day? This normally and usually happens when I’m trying to complete some work in building my enterprise or just adding more content to my website pages.
If you're just starting out, you need to pay attention to the following so you don't fall into the trap that happens with so many entrepreneurs.
It’s not easy to ignore these interruptions and distractions but if you’re serious about your business you have to find a way!
We’ll get to that shortly.
But, wait a minute!
What does the moon have to do with my business?
As I was walking down by the ocean, I noticed the moon was full and was just hanging like a big giant soccer ball in the sky. That’s when I noticed the tide was a lot further out than normal.
Then it hit me!
We get pulled into various distractions throughout the day and our concentration goes through a similar ebb and flow like the tide does. This ebb and flow is the result of the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to the Earth.
More on this in a bit.
Also while I was walking, I came across some other walkers who had their two Labrador Retrievers with them which weren’t on a leash. These two dogs immediately jumped into the water to try and catch the ducks that were 30 feet out from shore.
What happened then reinforced my thinking about what the moon does to the tides and how similar that effect is to us when were scattered by the distractions (attractions?) pulling us in different directions with their annoying pay attention to me cries.
As soon as those two dogs jumped into the water, I'll bet you know what happened with the ducks. They of course, started flapping their wings and skipped over the water,scattering in all directions. Like us?
This is what happens to us with these distractions and interruptions that come throughout the day, time and time again.
So, what do we do about it?
How do we stop these annoying distractions?
My suggestion is to block off a certain time frame every day, (however much time you think you need) and instruct your wife/husband, your kids, your employees or whoever... during that time period you don’t want ANY interruptions.
No phone calls!
No anything... just quiet and solitude!
OK, that looks after that part, but what about all those emails that keep flooding your computer just begging to be looked at or handled. My suggestion here is that if the emails are not business oriented then you should open a free Hot Mail account and have all non-essential emails go to that account. Then 2 or 3 times a week you can log into your Hot Mail account and handle those emails.
Try these suggestions and see if they work for you.
They work for me!
NOTE: When you’re not working in your blocked time, take time for your family and keep the lines open for communication and participation. You should also take some time for you... to pursue your hobbies, sports, cooking, travel, etc.
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